Not hearing enough bass through your monitors? The distance between your room boundaries and speakers has a huge impact on your bass performance. Speakers are more omnidirectional at low frequencies, meaning bass waves radiate in all directions, causing a rumbling ruckus. Bass waves radiate backward from your speakers, toward the wall in front of you… and when they hit the wall, they reflect. When the reflected sound wave bouncing off your wall combines with the source sound wave coming from your speaker, it creates acoustic interference. If your speaker is one quarter wavelength from the wall for a certain frequency, wave cancellation occurs at that frequency.
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This applies to all AV systems and should be considered as guidance when making installation decisions. Some people advocate that differences in professional and domestic audio requirements dictate slightly different approaches to Bass Management. For the recording studio or large broadcast venue to achieve the best audio in-room integration with accurate real-life sound the same principals apply along with the need to have the system, whether it be 2 channel or multichannel, set up correctly.
Avoid all the low-frequency pitfalls and learn to achieve the perfect foundation for any mix, with our bass-mixing masterclass When it comes to instruments, 'bass' can mean at the very least guitar, upright, drum or synth. Each can perform many musical roles, and every genre has different conventions for low-end sonics. In this article, I'll help you make sense of all that, whatever instruments or genre you're working with. Such shenanigans give you tremendous power to refine your sound, but also enough rope to hang yourself, because the layers don't always reinforce each other when mixed. Phase differences are caused by one signal being delayed relative to another; and polarity differences are caused by one waveform being inverted relative to another. Sort out any obviously polarity-inverted waveform first — by either processing the audio region or hitting that channel's polarity-inversion switch — and drag the audio regions to line up better. If judging things visually is tricky, hunt for transients, which tend to be more easily identifiable. Now to start refining things by ear.